Hans Jensen

1778–
Skovby, Rugård, Denmark

The Life Summary of Hans

When Hans Jensen was born in 1778, his father, Jens Hansen, was 33 and his mother, Birthe Christensen, was 29. He married Karen Andreasdatter on 18 July 1806, in Hårby, Båg, Odense, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Hans Jensen
1778–
Karen Andreasdatter
1781–1839
Marriage: 18 July 1806
Kirsten Hansdatter
1807–
Birthe Hansdatter
1809–
Kirstine Hansdatter
1812–
Birthe Hansdatter
1815–
Karen Hansen
1815–
Jens Hansen
1817–

Spouse and Children

Children

(6)

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Parents and Siblings

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(5)

World Events (6)

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn
Age 11
The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.
1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis
Age 14
Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.
1814
Age 36
Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

Name Meaning

(1997: 46691;2007: 85665; 2010: 115679)Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Holger, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Knud, Per, Ove, Morten.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Jenssen
John

Sources (6)

  • Hans Jensen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Hans Jensen in entry for Karen Hansd, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Hans Jensen in entry for Kirsten Hansdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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